‘No matter what am leaving’ £40m Chelsea player is as ignore what Pochettino has asked him to do
Romelu Lukaku is reportedly planning to ignore Mauricio Pochettino’s request for him to return to Chelsea for pre-season training. Gazzetta dello Sport states that Lukaku intends to stay away from London until Chelsea and Inter Milan reach an agreement on his transfer fee.
Pochettino had emphasized that Lukaku should report for pre-season training on the specified dates and meet with him upon his arrival. However, it appears that Lukaku is set to disregard the request.
Chelsea has made it clear to Inter Milan that they are demanding a fee of £40 million for Lukaku. As of now, Inter Milan’s offer stands at £23 million, which means they would need to increase their bid by another £17 million to meet Chelsea’s valuation.
It is crucial for Chelsea to offload Lukaku promptly due to his strong desire to leave, but the club is also determined not to be pressured in the transfer market.
The situation regarding Lukaku’s future remains fluid, and further developments are expected as negotiations between Chelsea and Inter Milan continue.